There are many actors who are famous but once in their life they were addicted to drugs and alcohols. One thing about being famous is that the general public assumes them to be perfect even in their private life too whether its related to relationships, weight or involved in drugs. These actors opened up about their addiction to the world.

1. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr has a long history related to drugs. He first tried drugs when he was six and was arrested in 1996 due to drugs. After a long period, Robert made a comeback from his addiction.

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2. David Hasselhoff

Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff struggled with alcohol addiction from the early 1970s. He ran away wearing just sweatpants from a rehab centre in 2002.

3. Heath Ledger

Famously known as ‘Joker’ after being starred in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger died in 2008 from a toxic combination of six prescription drugs.

4. Jason Cook

Jason Cook, the actor in ‘Days of Our Lives’ was arrested for drug possession and public intoxication in 2005.

5. Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin, the star from the movie Home Alone was arrested for possession of Xanax and marijuana when he was going through a bad phase of his life.


6. Johnny Depp

The famous actor who has played a lot many roles became a heavy drinker he was rising to fame. He used to consume alcohol before speaking at any ceremonies.

7. Corey Haim

The Lost Boys star, Corey Haim got addicted to drugs at a young age. He died due to bad prescription medication concoction in 2010.

8. Jeremy London

Unlike others, Jeremy London was addicted to drugs but he denied it with a ridiculous story about how he was kidnapped by a guy and was forced into using drugs.

9. River Phoenix

River Phoenix the promising actor famous for his role in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, died in 1993 due to heroin addiction.

10. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Oscar nominee for ‘Capote’, Philip Seymour Hoffman was addicted to alcohol and drugs from his childhood. He died in 2014, due to combined drug intoxication